I recall an accident a couple of years ago, a young woman was waiting for the traffic lights to change, she was hit on her back by the movable part of a garbage truck and died suddenly. I wonder if she actually knew what was happening. When she left home for work, she most likely did not know that it was going to be her last day, if she did, she would probably do something that she really loved. This is what I mean, there are no guarantees.
A friend said goodbye to her husband and went to work, a couple of hours later, she had a phone call that her husband was shot to death on his way to work. Once again, this couple certainly did not know that it was going to be there last day together. … No guarantee.
It is easy to get caught in the rush of the day, and run through with it mindlessly… it is easy we all do it. We all tried to control how things are; control how clean our house is, how precise the length of the grass of the lawn is, how perfect our hairstyle is, how perfect our job is, how…. but are we really in control? Or are we just experiencing the illusion of control?
As I homeopath, I have encountered this need to have control, many times. Observing from the outside, it is easy to see that the need for control comes from the feeling that not only we have no control what-so-ever, but we are, deep down, very afraid of most things.
In homeopathy, we can address this deep fear and the obsessive need to be perfect. I know that the remedy has worked when the patient starts to tell me that it is okay to not vacuum the home every day that it is okay to let the grass grow for an extra week.
I really love to observe, because I don’t have to do anything else, just watch and listen with an open heart and be there when changes start to happen. But what makes my day is when I hear that the individual that used to obsess with trying to be perfect, realize that they are already perfect.
I observe that the remedies have worked, a shift has happened. S/he reports that they are sleeping better, are more relaxed, find time to spend with their loved ones, and have noticed that they are making better decisions. That is when I observe that I am experiencing sheer joy and I recall what the father of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, wrote in aphorism 9 of the Organon of Medicine 6th edition.
“In the healthy condition of man, the spirit vital force, the dynamis that animates the material body (organism), rules with unbound sway, and retains all the part of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both sensations and functions, so that our dwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purpose of our existence”